Saizen (Daiso) Authentic Japanese Hyakuen Shop Opens in Robinsons Galleria

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Hyakuen shops are Japanese discount dry goods stores that sell everything from kitchenwares and household goods to stationery and gifts, all at one price: 100 yen (hence the name, hyakuen). In Japan the largest chain is run by Daiso, and they have had many copycats here and abroad — the one in Metro Manila even laid claim to the name “Daiso”.

Fortunately, they have just opened their first genuine store in the Philippines, thanks in part to the Robinsons family of stores. Their new store is called Saizen, and it can be found on the third floor of the Ortigas wing of Robinsons Galleria.

Saizen is an authentic hyakuen, offering the same wares available in their Harajuku store and elsewhere in Japan. They also stuck to the Japanese principle of offering all merchandise at just one price. Everything in the store no matter how miniscule or how large, is just PhP 85.

Saizen Robinsons Galleria      Saizen Robinsons Galleria

Saizen Robinsons Galleria      Saizen Robinsons Galleria

Itโ€™s definitely a steal if you were in the market for, say โ€” a padded laptop case (available at the travel section) or a large plastic closet organizer (available at the housewares section). There are also tonnes of Japanese stationery, cosmetic products, and gardening supplies, as well as kitchen gadgets, craft supplies, and pet accessories.

My favorite part of the store has to be the Japanese souvenirs section, where you can purchase Japanese knick-knacks such as porcelain manekineko cats, folding paper fans, and old-style wooden toys. Whenever I was in Japan for trips, I used to stockpile souvenirs from these cheap but high quality outlets.

The products at Saizen are made well โ€” unlike items that you may find in other stores, and at just PhP 85 it really is money well-spent. The only problem with the whole Saizen experience is that you might buy too many things than you know what to do with! Shopping at hyakuen shops is so addicting!

Saizen Robinsons Galleria      Saizen Robinsons Galleria

Saizen can be found on the third floor of Robinsons Galleria, in the Ortigas Avenue side close to the West Wing. If you have trouble finding it from the main EDSA entrance, just make your way to the other side to the exit for ADB Avenue until you reach the second bank of escalators, and then take that all the way to the third floor. The store should be to your left.

Saizen accepts cash, charge cards, and debit cards with the Visa and Mastercard logos. If you have purchased anything from the store and were not satisfied with it, they have a seven-day return policy, provided that you still have the receipt and that the item has been unused and in its original packaging.

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  1. hannah says:

    uhm meron poh ba ditong glue sock? kasi nung pumunta ko di ko po makita. para sa mga loose socks po.

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  2. mary ann says:

    do they sell parasols too? i need 3 pcs. thanks!

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    1. if you mean the ones made of bamboo i’m afraid they don’t — they just have regular umbrellas.

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  3. mary ann says:

    ah ok. thanks! =)

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  4. maiyabang says:

    so this is saizen… i think this is the new store to open at trinoma beside crossing… cool

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  5. baneknek says:

    saizen? try the ion bracelet and i can feel it is real ion chuva….for only 85..the saleslady says it lessens your stress and it works….also try the black soap.

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  6. ichigoku says:

    Hi just wanna ask if there are other branches of saizen in metro manila aside from galleria. i know there’s one in angeles pampanga, in marquee mall. but are there others in the metro? thanks in advance! my friend is also interested in franchising saizen here in mindanao, was wondering if you could give us a contact person/number, thanks again ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. there’s a new store being put together in TRINOMA.

      for franchising inquiries, please contact the store directly — thanks!

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  7. carealot says:

    hi.. when will they open their Trinoma branch? thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. it won’t be open for a few more weeks. i’m sure they’ll announce the opening on their multiply site so you guys are updated.

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  8. ichigo_eclair says:

    meron po ba silang binebentang loose socks?…

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    1. yes they sell loose socks, but whether or not they have it in stock when you visit is a different thing altogether.

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  9. JM says:

    haha..i bought a couple of neckties here..and its really practical at 85!!

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  10. CD says:

    Do they have tatami mats and Noren curtains? Thanks

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    1. no tatami mats nor noren curtains, unfortunately.

      if you’re looking for tatami mats, there is a store in libis that advertises tatami mats for sale — but i personally have never been there so i can’t be absolutely sure.

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  11. kasui says:

    Saizen opened another branch in Alimall, Cubao recently. They will open another branch in TriNoma on July 16, 2010. ใ‚ตใ‚คใ‚ผใƒณใฎใ‹ใ„ใ‚‚ใฎใฏใ ใ„ใ™ใใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚:D

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  12. thanks for the heads-up, kasui! ใ“ใฃใกใ‚‚ใ€€ใ‚ตใ‚คใ‚ผใƒณใŒใ€€ๅคงๅฅฝใใชใฎใงใ€€่กŒใใชใ‚‰ใ€€ใ™ใ่ฒกๅธƒใ‚’ใ€€็ฉบใฃใฝใซใชใฃใกใ‚ƒใ†๏ฝž

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  13. topquark-san says:

    Hi magnetic_rose. I hope Saizen offers more designs of their yuzen washi. I hope they offer more varieties of origami papers, especially washi po na may design or patterns. Ang dami ko nang nabili nung single design nila ng yuzen washi. More, more please! Meron po bang yuzen washi sa New Hatchin? You mentioned this previously kasi, but I’ve been to New Hatchin and wala akong nakita.

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    1. hi there! stocks at saizen are WYSIWYG, so just keep checking to see if they have what you like in stock. as for HATCHIN i haven’t been there in a while so i have to admit that i have no idea what they have on their shelves right now.

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  14. Jmee says:

    Hello! i love reading your website. It’s very informative!

    I’ve read about your response about where to buy Tatami Mats.If you can find other stores selling Tatami Mats, I hope that you can post them on your site.

    I am also searching for Yuzen Washi papers for my Ningoyami craft. Buying them online is becoming too expensive (exchange ate of yen is too high these days) i hope that you can recommend some stores as well.

    ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™

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    1. you can get decent quality paper from saizen, but they are the regular kind made out in yuzen prints, and not actual yuzen washi ๐Ÿ˜ฆ and yes, getting imports is hard these days, especially with the weak dollar and the strong yen ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  15. mizaki aya says:

    hi a “saizen” store just opened in our area about a month ago and i can’t stop buying things from them. but i do hope i can visit the saizen shop there at robinson galleria they might have more stuff there. specially cosmetics X3 me and my friends love their light sticks and stuff i even found my self a mini water color sketch pad that i can cary w/ me every where I AM NOW INLOVE W/ THE SHOP

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  16. akira says:

    The first time I saw Saizen alimall recently I’m suprise. I had visit right away in you’re store like cosmetic section but unfortunely wala yong face foundation or face powder i like to buy. kasi dalawa lang yong face foundation n pagpipilihan mas yadong kaunti.. Last month i went to japan and singapore i’m always visit in daiso there, to bought a face foundation . there are so many choice a face foundation in hyaken shop in singgapore and japan. I just wanna ask kung magdadagdag pa kayo ng face foundation or face powder para maraming pagpilian.Para dyan ako mamili ng face foundation.. Thanks..

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  17. debbie says:

    i kust want to know how can i buy a product from saizen???
    is tere any online shop??

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  18. pichy says:

    good day!
    i would like to know if you have a small timer or stop watch?
    we are planning to have ramen, we’ll use it for noodle timer.. please reply asap!
    tnx so much

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  19. Rolando Retirado says:

    Do you have a chobi Cam One:smallest DSLR w/extra lens or a bundle? how much is one set?want to buy this item pls. text me at my CP#09182054761 my location is in cubao area,thanks….

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    1. i am not connected in any way with the store. please get in touch with them via facebook. also, please refrain from posting your mobile number online; it is unsafe.

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  20. drey says:

    hey, about your info regarding polymer clay, the website you indicated, is that the store located @ greenhills?

    i need polymer clay for may project, it would really be a big help to know where to find one.

    thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. hello may contact number ba kayo? kung pwede mag order ng mga product??? kung di po pwede san po kaya pwede maka contact para bumili ng mga japan product? dto lng sa pinas

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